Libraries,librarians,social media


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Libraries,librarians,social media

  1. 1. How Libraries and Librarians use Social Media
  2. 2. Getting to grips… <ul><li>Tools, technologies and platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries, Librarians and Library resources </li></ul>Flickr image Matt Hamm
  3. 3. “ Yes, it is important for libraries and librarians to be on social networks... it is equally important to remember why we are doing all of these things. We are providing a new medium for things we have always done . … we all need to be working together and not undermining the traditional work we still do, that is still overwhelmingly appreciated by the people we serve. There can be a balance to using new technology to promote, support and enhance traditional, as well as new , programming and resources Karen Klapperstock (2009) )
  4. 4. “ Many of the technologies we deal with are residential platforms , meaning that it’s hard to see their real benefits until you’ve lived there for a while… It’s simple to sign up for a new tool, but it takes time and effort to make good use of it.” JISC Web2Practice
  5. 5. Social Media <ul><li>A collection of Tools, Technologies and Platforms for sharing, networking, updating, connecting, researching and creating content </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li> “ The purpose … is not to argue that social media are an absolute good, but rather that they offer tools which, if used carefully, are likely to be beneficial … and to facilitate positive connections .” </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media guide for researchers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key characteristics <ul><li>Access to content updated in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Access at a convenient time </li></ul><ul><li>Access to contacts in real time </li></ul>
  8. 8. RSS feeds <ul><li>A format for regularly updating web content </li></ul><ul><li>Users stay current by subscribing to feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Updates are automatically delivered without having to visit websites. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Feeds … <ul><li>Content providers deliver content to feed subscribers by incorporating a feed burner into the web page </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing feeds <ul><li>Many sites offer the option to subscribe by e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>or via a free aggregator like Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>increasingly Twitter is used as a feed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Connections to…
  12. 12. Connections to … <ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  13. 13. Twitter <ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Event Amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul>
  14. 14. Social Networks Networking Discussions Links Marketing Updates Announcements Events Campaigns
  15. 15. Blogs <ul><li>Sharing news and content </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Forums for discussion, reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering training </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wikis <ul><li>Sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregating content </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Team working </li></ul><ul><li>Reference queries </li></ul>Collaborative editing of web content and structure by users
  17. 17. LibraryThing <ul><li>A networking site for readers with additional functionality for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Offering catalogue enhancement, new books content and other services </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile access via the LibraryAnywhere app. </li></ul><ul><li>CIG (Bowker, ProQuest etc) is a commercial partner </li></ul>
  18. 18. Photo sharing <ul><li>Sharing images </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing images </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Providing access to archives </li></ul><ul><li>Event amplification </li></ul>
  19. 19. Slideshare <ul><li>Archiving training </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing training </li></ul><ul><li>Event amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing content </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine </li></ul>Presentations from around the world
  20. 20. Bookmarks Archiving content Accessing content Finding content Organising and sharing content Promoting resources
  21. 21. Video content <ul><li>Lectures, courses, tutorials, conferences, events from universities, organisations and individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest search engine after Google </li></ul>
  22. 22. Podcasts <ul><li>Audio and video to download - radio programmes from the archives, lectures, language courses, interviews… </li></ul><ul><li>Via iTunes or other feeds </li></ul>
  23. 23. Personal Home Pages Everything in one place when you logon Netvibes and iGoogle Bookmarking Accessing and organising content Aggregating content Remote access to home page
  24. 24. Library Apps <ul><li>“ Mobile devices today can run increasingly complex software, interact with cloud services, play rich multimedia content, and allow for advanced user interactivity” </li></ul><ul><li>There's an App for that! Libraries and mobile technology </li></ul>
  25. 25. Used for… <ul><li>Access to catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>Service information </li></ul><ul><li>Content delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Library induction </li></ul><ul><li>Access to databases </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Library notifications </li></ul>
  26. 26. Costs and hidden costs <ul><li>There are no expensive licenses, set up is easy and many accounts are free to start with </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>There will be costs for staff time, technical support, evaluation and design </li></ul><ul><li>and charges can kick in eventually </li></ul>
  27. 27. Libraries using Social Media
  28. 28. Connecting via social media <ul><li>Bodleian Libraries Social Media Directory </li></ul><ul><li>University of Oxford libraries communicate with their users through a variety of social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter and LibraryThing </li></ul>
  29. 29. Health Libraries <ul><li>Team Knowledge Update </li></ul><ul><li>Information services from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries via Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Source </li></ul><ul><li>Regular blog with news, links and access to content </li></ul>
  30. 30. Health Information <ul><li>HL Wiki Canada </li></ul><ul><li>An open, freely-accessible wiki with entries about health librarianship, social media and current information technology topics relevant to the provision of health information. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Library Apps <ul><li>MIT Libraries Betas and Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are experimenting with apps to improve access for their users to content and services </li></ul>
  32. 32. Library Apps 2 <ul><li>Library Tools </li></ul><ul><li>A guide to Cambridge University’s apps and other online tools for library users </li></ul>
  33. 33. City Libraries <ul><li>New York Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with NYPL via their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, podcasts, YouTube, Foursquare </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ireland <ul><li>Dublin PL portal </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive access to library and other resources provided by Dublin City Public Libraries for people living and working in Dublin via Netvibes </li></ul>
  35. 35. … and Scotland <ul><li>Edinburgh Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Library Blog, Flickr collections, the Library App and on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter </li></ul>
  36. 36. and Medium Libraries <ul><li>Rotherham Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>On Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter, with an internal Staff Wiki for managing change and staff development </li></ul>
  37. 37. Small ones too <ul><li>Orkney Library </li></ul><ul><li>Orkney Library Service has two branch libraries and two mobile libraries </li></ul><ul><li>… and two blogs, is on Facebook, Twitter, has an online reading group and a Talking Newspaper podcast. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Special Libraries <ul><li>Fire Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The Fire Sciences Library of the Office of the Fire Marshall (U.S.) has developed a Wiki to support staff studying for the Master of Engineering in Fire Safety </li></ul>
  39. 39. Library bloggers <ul><li>Information Wants to be Free </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian in Black </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Bradley's Weblog </li></ul><ul><li>The Wikiman </li></ul><ul><li>The Shiny Forager </li></ul><ul><li>Library Blogs Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>UK Library Blogs </li></ul>Flickr Image Mike Licht Women of Wifi after Caillebotte /
  40. 40. Library interest <ul><li>LISC NI </li></ul><ul><li> News from Irish Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voices for the Library </li></ul><ul><li>Library Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>The Scholarly Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Save Killyleagh Library </li></ul>Flickr Image Mike Licht Dutch Reagan
  41. 41. Librarians on Twitter <ul><li>Irish/ Northern Irish Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>UK Librarians list by Phil Bradley </li></ul><ul><li>US Librarians list by Phil Bradley </li></ul><ul><li>#savelibraries </li></ul>Flickr Image Mike Licht Twittering Haiku...
  42. 42. Resources on/ about Social Media <ul><li>This Week in Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Web Junction </li></ul><ul><li>UKOLN IntroBytes Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Campus </li></ul><ul><li>23 Things Participating Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks for this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul>
  43. 43. Finally… <ul><li>Try things out </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of it yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Use what’s useful </li></ul><ul><li>Dump what’s not </li></ul><ul><li>Take it seriously </li></ul>Flickr image Matt Hamm
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